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Film Archive


Focus Seasons

Focus on East German Cinema

Spanning teen musicals, red westerns, psychedelic sci-fi and socialist dramas, this collection of cinematic rarities offers a fascinating glimpse behind the Iron Curtain.

Focus on Australian Noir

Melt into a gritty world inhabited by grifters, misfits and antiheros.

Focus on Girls 24/7

'The girls' are up front in these stylistically brazen films by women directors from the sixties and early seventies.

Focus on Hopper's America

A cinematic trip through the times and artistic influences of one of Hollywood's great rebels.

Focus on Wendy Hughes

Celebrate the career of a major Australian actor, whose style is defined by her classic poise and cool eroticism.

Focus on Dante Ferretti

Immerse yourself in the lavish worlds of the Oscar-winning production designer, in his collaborations with directors from Fellini to Scorsese.

Focus on William Klein

Uncover a world of pop art, agitprop, sporting icons, fashion and fabulous filmmaking in this explosion of wild genius from an untamed cinema original

Weekly & Monthly Programs

Long Play Archive 2009

Selections of the finest offerings of new and newly-restored international cinema for extended run seasons.

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Australian Perspectives Archive 2009

What makes Australia's filmmakers tick?

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First Look Archive 2009

ACMI presents exclusive monthly screenings of superb new films and restored classics that you won't see anywhere else.

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Freaky Fridays Archive 2009

Worship at the temple of cult cinema every Friday - featuring the enigmatic, the anti-establishment, the quirky and movies so wrong they're right!

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Seniors' Cinema Archive 2009

An ongoing program of quality films for discerning audiences that draws on the best of Australian and international cinema.

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Kids' Flicks Archive 2009

From Tigger to Tin Man, our new expanded kids program is the place for movie magic on a budget.

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Cinémathèque Archive 2009

From cinema classics to experimental and underground achievements, Cinémathèque is Australia's only weekly forum for serious engagement with film.

Melbourne Filmoteca Archive 2009

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American film. Monthly screenings celebrate the richness of latin filmmaking, from classics to experimental new work.

Special Programs

Hola Mexico Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, the Hola Mexico Film Festival returns to create a revolution!

VCAM Film & TV Graduate Screenings 2009

The annual showcase from graduating students of Film and Television at the Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne.

Swinburne School of Film and Television Honours Student Screening 2009

Exciting and provocative films from our future filmmakers.

Step by Step

A documentary produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria and filmmaker Thomas Baricevic.

13th Japanese Film Festival

It's full steam ahead for another exciting year of the latest in Japanese cinema.

Free Range Films

A free touring program of family-friendly films exploring the spectacular world of science and natural history > Halls Gap & Marysville.

Future Shots Awards Night

Victorian short films on sustainability in time for Copenhagen Climate Conference.

2009 Festival of Jewish Cinema

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009, this groundbreaking festival offers an impressive and ambitious panoramic view of contemporary Jewish cinema.

Campfire Film Festival Awards

The world's best short films exploring spirituality, faith and meaning.

48 Hour Film Project Melbourne 2009

A program of freshly produced short films, made in Melbourne in 48 hours.

Rock and Roll...Of Corse

Take a trip through the back alley of punk with founding member of The Police, Henry Padovani.

Deakin Film and Video Showcase 2009

A program showcasing the best student work of 2009.

2009 Croatian Film Festival

The first ever Croatian film festival to be held in Australia showcasing the finest in contemporary and classic Croatian cinema production.

Arab Film Festival Australia

The Arab Film Festival Australia Touring Program presents a fantastic program of films from across the Arab world.

Buddhist Film Festival 2009

A weekend film festival introducing inspiring Buddhist practitioners, cultures and stories.

Hello Darkness Horror Film Festival

Change your perception of horror, with a program of well-crafted, beautifully shot films.

On Film Warhol Superstars

Andy Warhol, his Superstars, the sexual revolution and sixties counterculture are front and centre in this eclectic mix of works.

Melbourne International Arts Festival

Australia's premier celebration of international performing and visual arts and Melbourne's flagship cultural event.

Short Flicks 09

A collection of films made by La Trobe University students, funded by La Trobe University Guild.

Seniors' Film Festival 2009

This year's festival has assembled a bumper crop of local and international musicals, comedies and dramas for you to enjoy.

Australian Malaysian Film Festival 2009

Showcasing the latest and best in Malaysian film.

AFI Awards Screenings

Open to professional members of the Australian Film Institute (AFI), this season showcases all of the films in competition for the 2009 AFI Awards.

Films from the Vault

A free program of rare, exemplary and extra-special short works from the ACMI Collection.

Further We Search

The story of a young man's journey to a new city and his search for a sense of connection.

Marc Jacobs on Film

Celebrating 25 years in the industry, the designer who brought grunge to the catwalk continues to inspire with his unique take on downtown chic.

Anna May Wong on Film

The cinematic legacy of Anna May Wong is celebrated in a spotlight program of silent and sound films alongside a new biographical film.

Melbourne Writers Festival

The MWF presents a selection of literary adaptations that is by turns inspiring, amusing and thought-provoking.

Indonesian Film Festival

The Indonesian Film Festival brings to your table the finest selection of Indonesian cinema.

Gruber's Journey

A story about events in Romania after Romanian and German troops attack Russia.

58th Melbourne International Film Festival

ACMI is the place to experience the best of Australia's pre-eminent film festival.

melbourne international animation festival 2009

With over 300 films from all over the world, MIAF combines the best new animation with retrospective programs to challenge and inspire.

the uncles

British artist Tacita Dean introduces a screening of her film The Uncles.

little big shots

An inspiring and fun-filled festival of the best local and international children's shorts, animations and documentaries.

out of the blue, into the red

Don't miss this screening of a new film exploring the debates around desalination and the politics of water.

russ' story

Nine years in the making, this touching story delves into the taboo of our generation, openly exploring the experiences of sickness and dying.

when we were kings

Two special screenings of Leon Gast's fascinating insight into the mind of Muhammed Ali, on the eve of the 1974 heavyweight championship prize fight.

jazz on film

Presented with the 2009 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, a program exploring the brilliance and virtuosic rebellion of jazz music.

melbourne turkish film festival 2009

From restored classics to the latest award-winning films and box office hits, this inaugural festival showcases the best of Turkish cinema.

soldiers of peace

A special screening of Tim Wise's award-winning feature documentary, raising funds for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

la mirada film festival

Co-programmed by Pedro Almodóvar with special guest curators Woody Allen and Penélope Cruz.

melbourne queer film festival

The 19th Melbourne Queer Film Festival brings to ACMI the best in national and international queer screen culture.

dior on film

Elegant, layered and inspiring, this special film season celebrates the work and influence of a fashion icon.

bushfire benefit screening

Melbourne's film community is coming together to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal with a screening of the award-winning drama Gomorrah.

melbourne latin american film festival 2009

Eclectic and daring, the MLAFF brings together a mix of the best features, documentaries and shorts of contemporary Latin American film.

evolution: the festival

ACMI presents a special program of films as part of a festival celebrating the life and work of Charles Darwin.

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